Neo-Nazi killings, apathy shock German minorities

Neo-Nazi killings, apathy shock German minorities

Revelations a neo-Nazi gang was able to commit racist murders unhindered for a decade – and Germany’s seeming indifference to the crimes – has shaken the country’s minority communities. Moises Mendoza reports.

Amazon under fire for unpaid Christmas helpers

Amazon under fire for unpaid Christmas helpers

Online retail giant Amazon has come under fire in Germany for using nearly 1,500 people on the most basic social support as unpaid packers in its logistics centres in the run-up to Christmas.

Scientologists try to board Pirate Party

Scientologists try to board Pirate Party

Scientologists are trying to join Germany’s upstart Pirate Party, it has emerged, just weeks after it was revealed that two regional party figures had previously belonged to the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD).

Weekend weather offers mix of fog and sun

Weekend weather offers mix of fog and sun

The coming weekend weather will see a mix of fog, clouds and intermittent sunshine, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Germany’s oddest tourist attractions

Germany’s oddest tourist attractions

Had your fill of Oktoberfest? Unimpressed by the Reeperbahn? The Local List counts down Germany's oddest tourist attractions.

Merkel urges Monti to pass ‘crucial’ reforms

Merkel urges Monti to pass ‘crucial’ reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday urged new Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti to move fast to implement "crucial" reforms, as he prepared to unveil an economic crisis plan.

What’s on in Germany:  November 17 – 23

What’s on in Germany: November 17 – 23

This Week's Highlights: African film in Berlin, computer art in Dresden, and Al Di Meola plays Stuttgart.

Cops evict students from university lecture hall

Cops evict students from university lecture hall

More than 100 police officers forcibly cleared a lecture hall occupied by protesting students at Berlin’s Free University overnight ahead of nationwide rallies on Thursday.

Police brace for huge nuclear waste protests

Police brace for huge nuclear waste protests

The police will deploy 19,000 officers to secure a shipment of German atomic waste from France to Lower Saxony next week amid expectations of huge anti-nuclear protests.

Samsung alters tablet design for Germany

Samsung alters tablet design for Germany

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it had modified the design of its newest tablet PC to bypass a sales ban in Germany, and would start selling it there as early as this week.

Criticism for return of radio host in ‘Holocaust denial’ row

Criticism for return of radio host in ‘Holocaust denial’ row

Berlin’s Jewish community has criticised the reinstatement of a radio host who sent an email to a listener which appeared to deny the Holocaust.